TORONTO—The Ontario legislature has passed a private member’s bill aimed at combating abuse of the pain-killer fentanyl, which is blamed for at least 655 deaths in Canada in the past six years.
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TORONTO—Ontario is taking a go-slow approach to one of its plans to ease traffic congestion, announcing a pilot project for a toll lane on a short stretch of the Queen Elizabeth Way between Oakville and Burlington.
TORONTO—Ontario is proposing new regulations that would ban the random stopping of citizens by police—known as “carding”—and require officers to provide a written record of any such exchanges.
TORONTO—Ontario elementary teachers and some support staff engaging in work-to-rule campaigns soon may see their pay docked.
The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario and support staff with the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation and the Canadian Union of Public Employees, who do not yet have contracts, have been on administrative strikes.
TORONTO—Ontario’s opposition parties say the Liberal government failed to keep its promise to cut auto insurance rates by 15 percent and call a mandated discount for winter tires “a gimmick.”
TORONTO—Thousands of Ontarians who bought used cars in May are being notified that they failed to pay the appropriate sales tax due to an “unfortunate” mistake the government is blaming on a private contractor.
The Ministry of Finance is sending letters to 6,500 people who will have to make an additional payment of between $100 and $500.
TORONTO—About 100 Ontario companies are expressing “serious reservations” about the new provincial pension plan and its impact on jobs and the economy.
Employers including Maple Leaf Foods, Ford of Canada, Magna International, IBM, and Union Gas signed a letter by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce urging the government to quickly clarify some details of the new pension plan.
TORONTO—Ontario’s Liberal government is promising a “top to bottom” review of the way it delivers home- and community-based health care following a critical report from the province’s auditor general.
TORONTO—Ontario’s Liberal government took another step Friday towards selling Hydro One and said an initial public offering in the huge electricity transmission utility was expected by early November.
TORONTO—Premier Kathleen Wynne says she’s not happy to see public elementary teachers escalating their work-to-rule campaign and threatening one-day rotating strikes.